In a press statement, entitled: “2023 ELECTIONS: SOUTHERN KADUNA YOUTH WILL ONLY SUPPORT ASPIRANTS WITH EMPATHY FOR OUR PEOPLE,” the National Youth Leader, Southern Kaduna People’s Union (SOKAPU), Comrade John Isaac sent warning signal to all aspirants vying for elective offices in 2023.
The statement stated that, as the 2023 general elections inches closer, it is important to remind aspirants across all political parties that, Southern Kaduna which has in the last seven (7 ) years witnessed an unprecedented number of attacks, with thousands of people killed and slaughtered in cold blood, properties worth billions of naira destroyed and millions of people displaced, is a no go region for aspirants who have no human feelings, regards for human lives and have shown little or no concerns and empathy to the Southern Kaduna people.
We have observed also with dismay in recent times the pretentious attitudes and more worrisome the unfolding loop-sidedness in the activities of some aspirants who have been going about their bid for the Presidency of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Governorship of our dear state Kaduna, without reference to the plight of the Southern Kaduna People, let alone condemn the continuous killings nor proffering possible solutions to the acts of terrorism orchestrated by terrorist militia across Southern Kaduna over the recurring attacks on the innocent people of the region.
While we appreciate the generosity of some of the aspirants towards ameliorating the living conditions of displaced persons in the state, we will like to call on all aspirants across all political parties to emulate the kind gestures of those whom have extended support to the people of Southern Kaduna and Kaduna state at large.
We also want to categorically emphasis that more needs to be done in the areas of rehabilitation and reconstruction of sacked communities in Southern Kaduna as its people are passing through untold hardship.
We want to again call on the President Muhammadu Buhari Led Federal Government to as a Matter of urgency establish a Southern Kaduna Development Commission (SKDC) to be saddled with the responsibility of Reconstructing Rehabilitating and Resettlement of the over two Million (2,000,000) displaced Person across Southern Kaduna, the reconstruction of the nearly Two Hundred (200) communities, including Schools, Hospitals, and Markets destroyed by killer terrorist herdsmen.
It is important to mention here that the killings and destruction of lives, and properties and the displacement of communities taking place in Southern Kaduna by terrorist herdsmen is of similar proportion to the Boko Haram ravaged North Eastern part of Nigeria. Therefore, a Southern Kaduna Development Commission is of paramount importance and should be supported by every well-meaning and peace loving Nigerians.